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Raspberry Pi Turns 4

2016 | The Pi-rate Radio

A group in Berlin have using the Raspberry Pi’s valuable and low cost features to their advantage, to develop a radio that transmit inside war-disrupted Syrian territory. PocketFM runs off a car battery and uses a satellite dish to pick up radio frequencies. The fact that it doesn’t need mains electricity, an internet connection or a mobile phone signal to function means that important messages and updates can reach civilians in up to a 3 mile radius, where other communication systems may have broken down.

2016 and beyond!

With the launch of the Pi Zero last fall and the recent unveiling of the Pi 3, the future is looking bright for Raspberry Pi users. There’s sure to be some fruitful crossover once our very own hat, the Pi Cap, launches later this year, so keep watching this space!